DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8771 posts, RR: 13 Reply 2, posted (9 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 6761 times:
Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 1):
Honestly, I'm not sure it would make sense for DL to fully utilize the 763s... the economy is down now. They were maxing them out somewhat recently IIRC but drew back since Europe is in the dumps
Not to mention that with reduced flying this winter, there is a great opportunity to get the rest of the non-lie flat fleet up to that configuration. With the 747s finishing up this fall, that could leave only the A330s to have non-lie flats in Summer 2013.
This shows the benefits of having flexibility in capacity and also the ratio of J/Y aircraft.
The 77E on DTW-AMS I think partially due to aircraft routings. If you look at the timing of the arrivals of the flights from ICN and PVG, its matchs well with sending the same aircraft out on the 10pm DTW-AMS flight.
The A333 on DTW-CDG is new, as DL is now flying a second flight, in addition to the AF A340 on DTW-CDG. Initially this was to be summer seasonal, but with the reductions in secondary TATL flying over the winter, DL is keeping some of the additional capacity in CDG for the winter. AF operates 5x weekly DTW-CDG on an A340 and DL will operate 5x weekly on DTW-CDG with an A333 (Wed, Thur, & Sun are the only days that both the AF & DL flights operate)
Quoting FlyAA757 (Thread starter): 332s are completely out of the Pacific
772s are completely out of ATL, NRT
77Ls are completely out of DTW
764s seem to be maximizing utilization, 763ERs...not so much
DL doesn't need the 77L in DTW, since DTW-HKG is ending
LAX-HND is still being flown with and A332, the only 332 across the Pacific
764 utilization is alway high
763 utilization will drop since mods will accelerate through the winter months.
Roseflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 8740 posts, RR: 52 Reply 5, posted (9 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 5969 times:
It surprises me that DL has about 4 transpacific 767 routes and have moved the A332 s which have more range to shorter routes. I guess the 767 works on 12 hour routes for them. I guess it is all about capacity management.
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seabosdca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 4277 posts, RR: 4 Reply 11, posted (9 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5135 times:
Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 5): It surprises me that DL has about 4 transpacific 767 routes and have moved the A332 s which have more range to shorter routes.
None of the routes flown by 763s are really pushing the 763's limits, so the extra range of the 332 isn't really a factor, and the airline can decide the best aircraft for the route based on capacity and operational factors.
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I fly DL on that route a lot. For most of the past few years, they used a 767-400ER. Demand is high during northern winter/southern summer for Christmas and summer vacation down there. They actually ran a 777 on that route for several months ~Nov-Feb 2009/2010.